FMany years ago, Joe Biden Stephen Colbert is a solid By appearing as a guest on his new first week Late showA few months after the death of his son Pew, he told the host of his soulmate about his painful decision to avoid running for president in that cycle.
Now he is Officially elected President, Biden returned Late show Thursday night for the first joint interview with his wife, Jill Biden, after the election. Or instead, Colbert came to Wilmington, Delaware for a live telecommuting interview with the first couple to arrive.
After an open Colbert Report-Style Throwback In the “Good to Know Delaware” section, the host begins his interview with the President’s elect: “What is President Biden going to do in the world?”
Faced with “a country divided and a chaotic world,” Biden said he planned to declare itself “America’s backbone” in terms of diplomacy and make the country more “united” rather than “dirty and evil and personal and average” politics. Of the Trump era.
When asked if he took it “personally” that many Republicans have not yet acknowledged his election victory, Biden said he understands they are in a “difficult place”. Sen. Speaking specifically about Lindsay Graham (R-SC), she said, “Lindsay was a personal disappointment because I was her personal friend.” Month.
Biden extended a kind of olive branch to President Trump, saying “what he did in moving the vaccine was positive.” But he quickly said, “By and large, he’s been a president and he’s decided that the way to win is to divide us.”
In other areas, such as the COVID-19 crisis, Colbert explained to his guests how he planned to achieve his goal of 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days, and what he planned to do to hold Russia accountable for attacking the U.S. election. .
When Jill Biden joined the next division, Colbert brought up the bizarre controversy surrounding his doctorate, which jumped out. From The Wall Street Journal op-ed page To Fox News’ prime time series This week.
“This is a surprise!” She said it was “really its tone” that surprised her. “One of the things I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I mean, I worked very hard for it.” When Colbert suggested taking it as a compliment, all the people might think to criticize him. “Doctor.” I will take it as it is. “
Later, the host asked his elected president how he was handling the attacks on his son Hunter Biden. The campaign has been very slow since the end He will inevitably be a “cutgel” against him once he becomes president.
“We have great confidence in our son,” Joe Biden said. “I do not care about any of the charges against him.” He called the attacks a “bad game,” but added, “This is what it is. He’s a grown man. He’s the smartest man I know for pure intellectual ability. As long as he’s good, we’re good.”
“As a father, I understand that, and I appreciate that,” Colbert said. “But as far as your work as I President is concerned, can you reach out to people who use this as an attack on you when it’s a personal attack, because it’s about the family?”
Biden said “if it benefits the country, he will do what needs to be done” and “I really mean it.”
Colbert said, “You’re a better man than me, I do not know if I can do it,” Biden said, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m not angry, I’m not angry, I’m not going to come back in high school days That doesn’t mean I’m going round. “
“But you have to go on the high road,” Jill Biden added.
“People of America, I think they can smell the smell and smell what is true and what is not true,” Joe Biden said confidently. He explained that he really “feels bad” for the Republicans who attacked him on his son as a way to show hostility to Trump.
As Jill Biden insisted, “Those we thought were our friends.”